The City of Cranbrook has received $184,750 from the federal government to revitalize Confederation Park.
The funds come from the Canada community revitalization fund with the goal of providing better access to recreational programs and facilities.
“This initiative demonstrates the Government of Canada’s commitment to supporting economic development in communities in every corner of British Columbia,” says International Development Minister Harjit Sajjan in a release.
“We have helped put small-and-medium-sized businesses on the road to recovery. Now it’s time to invest in the shared public spaces that will safely bring people together and help communities grow and thrive well into the future.”
The project will include trail upgrades, a parking area and a wildlife viewing tower.
“It has been an important goal in our strategic plan to leverage and enhance our community’s natural assets for the recreational benefit of our residents and our visitors,” says Mayor Lee Pratt.
“This funding will go a long way to enhancing Confederation Park, similar to our work revitalizing Idlewild Park these past few years.”
A dock, washroom facilities and bilingual signage are also part of the project.